4th Circ. Backs Remand Of W.Va. Zoloft Birth Defect Suits

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Friday determined it has no authority to review a West Virginia district court’s decision to remand to state court a consolidated lawsuit brought by 18 families against Pfizer Inc. and others over claims that the antidepressant Zoloft causes birth defects.

A unanimous appeals panel rejected Pfizer’s argument that the district court’s decision to consider the 18 separately docketed suits as a single action allowed the appeals court to review the remand decision under a narrow exception to limits on the review of...
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